Physicochemical and Electro-Rheological Characterization of Kaolinite / CMS / Silicone Oil Fluid
The aim of this study is to elaborate electro-rheological fluids based on kaolinite. the scientific characterization made it possible the identification of the composite nature and the checking of the intercalation of the polymer among the clay particles The rheological behaviour of the fluid depends on the electric field. A yield stress of the suspensions is observed, which increases with the applied electric field. An interpretation based on the different modes of association between the clay particles is proposed to account qualitatively for the observed behaviour.
T. Reiss et al., "Physicochemical and Electro-Rheological Characterization of Kaolinite / CMS / Silicone Oil Fluid", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 446, pp. 33-41, 2010